Agricultural Biotechnology Market to Cross $55.5 Billion by 2023

  • Published: December 2017

Agricultural biotechnology market is forecasted to attain a value of $55.5 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 10.1% during 2017-2023.

The key factors leading to the increasing demand of agricultural biotechnology products include; the growing population size, rising per capita income, growing demand for biofuel, thriving demand for transgenic crops and regulatory support in the U.S. and Brazil.

Insights on market segments

Based on technology, the agricultural biotechnology market has been bifurcated into genome editing tools, deoxy ribonucleic acid (DNA) sequencing, ribonucleic acid interference (RNAi), synthetic biology, and biochips. Genome editing tools occupied the largest share in the global market in 2016, mainly attributable to the increasing genome research and rising application of genomic tools in agricultural research. The vendors in this market broadly offer two types of agricultural biotechnology based products classified as, transgenic seeds and crop protection products.

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Transgenic seeds are further categorized as soybean, maize, cotton, fruits and vegetables and others. The market for transgenic soybean seeds occupied the largest share, standing at 40.1% in 2016. This leading position of the category is attributed to the rising demand for export and import of transgenic soybean across the world. The product type is also expected to witness fastest growth in demand, and is expected to register CAGR of 10.4% during the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific is projected to register the fastest growth in the market

Asia-Pacific agricultural biotechnology market has been experiencing significant growth due to the increasing adoption of modern farming techniques to enhance the productivity and efficacy of farming operations in the region. According to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), there are variety of new traits and crops that are currently being developed under the pipeline. These crops include staple crops such as Golden rice, that is enhanced with beta-carotene which are increasingly tested in countries such as Philippines and Bangladesh, Biotech wheat which are pest resistant and drought tolerant grains, being tested in Australia, and insect resistant biotech mustard, that are being tested in India.

Key players are acquiring other firms to gain a larger market share

Globally, the key players in the agricultural biotechnology industry are acquiring several firms to gain larger market share. In June 2017, Certis USA LLC acquired 100% of the shares of LAM International, based in Montana. The addition of the LAM International solid fermentation production facility significantly expands Certis USA’s capabilities for biological product development. Having both solid and liquid fermentation technology platforms, allows Certis USA LLC to commercialize more new and innovative biological pest control products globally.

In March 2017, DuPont Inc., entered into a definitive agreement with FMC Corporation to divest a portion of DuPont’s Crop Protection business, including certain research and development capabilities, and to acquire substantially all of FMC’s Health & Nutrition business. This acquisition of the FMC’s Health & Nutrition business was intended to benefit from the combined, complementary strengths of DuPont and Dow, which included greatly expanded offerings and a robust pipeline across seed germplasm, biotech traits, and crop protection to provide greater choice and innovation to growers around the world, and hence, supported the growth of the agricultural biotechnology market.

Some of the other key players operating in the agricultural biotechnology industry include Syngenta AG, Performance Plants Inc., Monsanto Company, Bayer AG, BASF SE, Vilmorin & Cie, Evogene Ltd., ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd., KWS SAAT SE, and Global Bio-chem Technology Group Company Limited.


By Technology

  • Genome Editing Tools
  • Deoxy Ribonucleic Acid (DNA) Sequencing
  • Ribonucleic Acid Interference (RNAi)
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Biochips

By Product

  • Transgenic Seeds
    • Soybean
    • Maize
    • Cotton
    • Fruits and vegetables
    • Others
  • Crop Protection Products
    • Biopesticides
    • Biostimulants

By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Asia-Pacific (APAC)
    • India
    • China
    • Rest of the APAC
  • Latin America (LATAM)
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of the LATAM
  • Rest of the World (RoW)